AQ newsletter 10
NEWSLETTER # 10

Hi Everyone !

Sorry for not hearing from us for quite awhile. We have been busy rustling up some exciting trips for these coming months. We will be gradually rolling out some changes and also plenty of new exciting destinations for this coming new year. So stay tuned, for this will be one exciting year! But before the year is out, we have some trips lined up. So read on and come join us !

TAIWAN

taiwan_peaksFor 2013, Taiwan is going to be our country of the year! Taiwan, a place we commonly associate with good food, shopping and Taiwanese drama, is a heaven for adventure.

Dotted with over 300 mountains and various rivers, Taiwan is one of the adventure meccas in the east.  Ranging from the majestic Yushan to the well-known Yang Ming Shan, Taiwan has a mountain for all occasions.

khoonhua_syueshan_east_peakBesides trekking, Taiwan offers a wide range of other adventures ranging from river tracing (canyoneering), white water paddling to mountain biking.

For trekking the high peaks of Taiwan, we recommend the period of Nov-Apr, as these are the winter-spring seasons in Taiwan, where you can expect slightly cold but bearable temperatures and generally clear blue skies during the trek. With luck, you may encounter the first snow drizzle in Taiwan on an end December trek !  

BHUTAN

bhutan_monasteryBhutan - the Land of the Thunder Dragon - is one of the most sought after travel destinations today.  The thunder dragon is a trekker’s paradise with snowclad peaks as well as an environmentalist’s dream. With 72 percent of the country under forest cover, Bhutan’s pristine ecology is home to rare and endangered flora and fauna.

Bhutan is a unique blend of the old and new. Here is a country that is slowly opening up to the modern world in a fine balance with its ancient traditions. For more information please click here.

VIETNAM

Vietnam - the land of spring rolls and Pho - is often overlooked as an adventure destination. With a wide variety of flora and fauna, in addition to other exciting outdoor activities, Vietnam is definitely the next place to go.

MOUNT FANSIPAN
SAPA

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A trek to Mount Fansipan is unique because of its distinctive geology and climate - so very different from Mount Kinabalu 4095m and Rinjani 3726m. Even though it is much lower at 3143m, the return summit trek needs 3 days and 2 nights of camping. The trail passes through the Hoang Lien mountains' unique vegetations of deciduous forest (seasonal leaf drop) as well as various species of bamboo forests as you reach the highest ridges of the Fansipan massif. For a cool & dry climate, Fansipan is best trekked from December through April. For more information please click here.

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If mountain trekking is not your cup of tea, but rather cultural diversitypicturesque mountains and rice terraces, then Sapa might the one for you! Come experience the different sights and sounds of the local scene of this charming mountain town; a chance to smell the aroma and savor the local cuisine. Enjoy the cold weather during this period and see Sa Pa’s diverse ethnic minorities in their traditional clothing; great opportunities for excellent shots while living the traditional way for one night! For more information please click here.

MOUNT KILIMANJARO

uhuru_peak_signboardMount Kilimanjaro, the biggest mountain on the African continent and also the tallest free standing mountain in the world, needs no introduction! Kilimanjaro is one of the Must-Do Treks - every keen trekker you meet will want to do this peak; it is a dream destination! The Machame route is no ordinary trail and it is not an easy trek. Yet, it is do-able! Let its beauty and charm be your source of motivation and drive to this magnificent mountain. If trekking is your passion and love, this peak is waiting for you!. For more information please click  here.

Do stay tuned for our upcoming supplementary issue, which will feature some of our trips in the offing with special promotion.  Meanwhile, do look us up on  Facebook.